In this week’s episode, Rusty talks to Alexander Bant, the Chief of Research for CFOs at Gartner and the author of Not Doing List: Catapult Your Career by Upping Your “No” Game. Alexander and Rusty dive in on how to eliminate distractions throughout your day, how to best use your 168 hours per week, and how to create your own strategic not doing list. They talk about how to utilize technology and data to best take advantage of your time and how to filter what is most important for you to focus on that will make a difference in the long run for your business and career. Alexander also answers the age-old question: why do people have such a hard time saying “no” in the first place?
About Alexander Bant:
Alexander Bant is the Chief of Research for CFOs at Gartner (NYSE: IT), where his business insights are used by 45,000 leaders at a majority of the Global 500. His research teams quantify and share what the top companies and their leaders do differently to maximize their people, processes, and technology.
Alex has interviewed more than 3,300 C-level executives and led strategy sessions at more than 250 companies including J&J, Boeing, Salesforce, GM, Disney, Starbucks, Heineken, Deere, Gilead, BMW, United Airlines, UPS, Philips, American Express, Verizon, Fidelity, McDonald’s, Allstate, and L’Oreal. Alex’s data and findings have been featured in Forbes, Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Bloomberg, Fortune, Reuters, The Economist, Business Week, CNBC, Yahoo Finance, USA Today, and more than 75 other media outlets.
Alex holds a degree from the London School of Economics (LSE) and is an Adjunct Professor at American University’s Kogod School of Business in Washington, D.C. He recently published his book, Not Doing List: Catapult Your Career by Upping Your “No” Game.
* Please note that Alexander’s book and the opinions expressed in it are in no way associated with or represent the views of Gartner.